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One of the busiest and biggest live entertainment venues in the world, AO Arena has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the UK.
The O2 Apollo in Manchester is a Grade II listed building, with a capacity of 3,500.
Our Manchester Events Guide is your ultimate guide to discovering events and gigs near you. If you’re looking for things to do in Manchester, our guide has you covered, from music to theatre, sports to comedy, and everywhere in between.
The city is home to the legendary Old Trafford Stadium along with stadium tours for the ultimate football fan’s day out. The city hosts many sporting events to keep sports fans entertained and is renowned for having a rich cultural history. Catch a gig in one of Manchester’s many venues, from a small singer-songwriter gig to a sell-out stadium tour in the AO Arena, Manchester. Manchester’s Event City is also a cultural hub of music, theatre, arts, culture and attractions to explore in the Northern city. From festivals to comedy, or theatre shows and musical productions in Manchester Theatres, the guide will ensure you have all the information you need to enjoy your time in the North West England city.
Visit Manchester and explore this cultural hub, where you can admire multiple architectural styles from the Beetham tower to the Manchester Town Hall in central Albert Square. Visit art galleries and museums or explore the trendy Northern Quarter. Our Manchester guide ensures you can find the best live events happening in the city, whether you are a native Mancunian or visiting tourist. Your full entertainment guide contains all the information you need to enjoy the best tickets and events in both the city-centre and Greater Manchester. Manchester is renowned for its worker bee symbol – Mancunians work hard, and our guide has all the events you need to play hard too.
Along with our list of events in this Manchester Guide, every month we curate a guide of the hottest events to attend in the city. Whether you’re a native Mancunian or visiting tourist to this vibrant Northern city, we cover some of the best things to do in Manchester this month including music gigs, sports, comedy, theatre and much more. Check out this month’s featured events here.
Our guide includes selected Manchester concerts & gigs to look forward to across the city, whether you’re looking for live music tonight, this week, this month or this year.
For more concerts across the wider UK, check out our Concerts & Tours Guide.
The guide contains a dedicated theatre section, so you can find upcoming productions and musicals near you.
For more theatre shows and musicals, along with West End productions, check out our West End Theatre Guide.
Our guide contains a dedicated sports section, so you can find all of the sporting events happening in Manchester, including tickets to Manchester United games. Home to the famous Old Trafford Stadium, the city also has the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre for cycling enthusiasts along with AJ Bell Stadium.
For more sports events across the UK, check out our Sports Guide.
Our guide contains all of the Manchester comedians on tour in the city, performing live in venues such as the Apollo and O2 Victoria Warehouse and many more. You can search comedy here A-Z and also by date. If you’re interested in the best in stand up, then check out Manchester Comedy Store tickets for Friday & Saturday nights.
Discover even more comedians on tour across the UK in our Comedy Guide.
Manchester is home to a number of festivals, including Neighbourhood Festival in October and Homobloc in November, along with Manchester Pride festival in August. Stay tuned for more info on these festivals in 2020 & 2021.
Discover more festivals across the UK and abroad using our Festival Finder.